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September 1, 2020

Bayer launches Proline® GOLD for premium protection against sclerotinia in canola

Calgary, AB (September 1, 2020) – Today the Crop Science Division of Bayer announced the launch of Proline® GOLD, a premium new fungicide for canola that provides superior protection against high sclerotinia pressure. Proline GOLD brings together two highly effective active ingredients with the trusted performance of prothioconazole and the addition of a new active to the canola market, fluopyram, that in combination provide growers a new level of protection against severe infections of sclerotinia.

"As one of canola's most dangerous diseases, sclerotinia can severely impact a grower's yield if not properly managed," says Jamie Mills, Grower & Channel Marketing Manager, Canola, Bayer Crop Science. "Proline GOLD offers growers the best protection in situations where sclerotinia is at its worst."

Delivering strong value through improved efficacy and performance, Proline GOLD is an easy-to-use liquid formulation for growers looking for a multi-mode of action fungicide that offers systemic and contact protection. Its two modes of action work together to provide immediate and extended results, so growers can achieve exceptional yields.

"The addition of Proline GOLD expands Bayer's canola fungicide lineup and gives growers a new, powerful tool in the fight against one of canola's most harmful diseases," says Mills. "Growers can now choose from two premium sclerotinia fungicides depending on the risk and level of protection required for each individual field."

With science backed by Bayer researchers, recent local trials demonstrated that Proline GOLD's two active ingredients provided exceptional control of sclerotinia under the heaviest disease pressures.

For more information on Proline GOLD, visit Growers are encouraged to talk to their Bayer representative to learn more.

Always read and follow label directions. Bayer®, Bayer Cross and Proline GOLD® are registered trademarks of Bayer Group. Bayer CropScience Inc. is a member of CropLife Canada. ©2020 Bayer Group. All rights reserved.

About Bayer

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2019, the Group employed around 104,000 people and had sales of 43.5 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.9 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.3 billion euros. For more information, go to

For further information, contact:

Jamie Mills
Grower & Channel Marketing Manager, Canola
Bayer CropScience Inc.
Phone: 403-589-8547

Hibaq Ali
Senior Manager
Weber Shandwick Canada
Phone: 416-455-8326

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